Category Archives: Multiverse


Some Ong’s Hat Audio and Video Pieces

A collection of audio and video pieces about the Ong’s Hat ARG project
The First Internet Hoax: Inside a Mind
Why Did This Entire Village of Scientists Disappear One Day?
Joseph Matheny Appears on How Conspiracy Theories Become Violent | Truth Hurts | VICE
Did An Alternate Reality Game Gone Wrong Predict The Rise of QAnon? The Red Pages Podcast: Episode 154: Chatting with Joseph Matheny ARG Pioneer Joseph Matheny on the Counterculture’s Hijacking from Corporatization to QAnon Slate-Decoder Ring: The Incunabula Papers

let’s be conspiracy theorists: hollow earth, inter-dimensional travel, oh-my!


This is a take that’s a little different than the normal podcast we usually feature on here. I love listening to these young people giving their hot takes. The volume is a little low on this so prepare.

listen to us do our best to explain a conspiracy theory to one another and candidly discuss. do tall beautiful giants and aliens live inside our hollow earth? is ong’s hat the true tale of inter-dimensional travel? in glowing hour we touch on some shorter and more fun theories. also, fuck helicopters flying around LA all afternoon, we promise we are investing in better mics for next season.

Show Link–inter-dimensional-travel–oh-my-el5m7r/a-a3ift6e



Legend Tripping- the process of seeking adventure by going to places known to be associated with paranormal events. In the episode we offer some background on legend tripping in America (wait for Part Two for the best international destinations), including Capt. McKerry’s Vault on the Ohio River (Indiana)~Goatman’s Grave in Missouri~Ong’s Hat (ghosttown in NJ~Mountain Meadows Massacre Site (UT)~Winchester Mystery House (CA)~The Marshall House Hotel (Savannah GA)~Bloody Lane at Antietam (Sharpsburg, MD~Fort Monroe (Hampton, VA~ Murder Hotel (Chicago)~The Bridgewater Traingle (Mass)~ The 8 Best Places to find Bigfoot (in US).


South Jersey Is Also The World: The Ong’s Hat Conspiracy Theory

Today we focus on one of the most fascinating conspiracy theories out there: the legend of ONG’S HAT, which mixes together the military-industrial complex, academic outlaws, and inter-dimensional travel all in one of the most remote pockets of the Pine Barrens. What’s real? What’s not? Why do some people want to believe so bad? And how is Ong’s Hat – which pre-exists the internet itself – a blueprint to things like QAnon today?

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Creeps In The Crypt

Creeps In The Crypt
If you like the paranormal, the macabre, the strange, and the unusual then you’ll be dying to listen to Creeps in the Crypt every week! In this episode, we are talking about a small ghost town in the pine barrens of New Jersey with an insane conspiracy theory surrounding it.

Fresh Eggs – John Allen aka “Mr Ballen”

Sneak Peek – featuring John Allen aka Mr Ballen. Fresh Eggs features interviews from the depths of the #Dragonsbread archives +plus more. Researchers, warlocks, generals, contactees, artists, rock musicians, mediums, psychologists, shamans, film makers, paranormal investigators, and more talk about the mysteries of being human. In this episode Jerry share his POV about a High Strangeness project, a missing time event, and early ARG experiment known as Ong’s Hat. John then answers questions all things strange. Exclusive to Patreon subscribers.
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Early Internet Conspiracies Centered On a Creepy Ghost Town

The Ong’s Hat story might be the first attempt at altered reality storytelling

Wharton State Forest, New Jersey. By Famartin from Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 4.0). Portal by Stefan Keller from Pixabay. Edited by the author.

Technology made the world much smaller in the early 1990s. New connections gave people opportunities to share large chunks of information, perhaps even new worlds. Users soon consumed data they never seen before. Some even encountered new experiences. In a couple corners of the internet, the Ong’s Hat narrative blended reality, virtual worlds, and fiction to pull the audience into its experience.

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